Category Archives: music

A little guitar inspiration

A group of videos I’ve come across on Youtube that have been particularly enjoyable to dip into are selections from a series called Transatlantic Sessions, which brought together American and British Isles folk musicians and filmed them enjoying music together … Continue reading

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Worship Music for the Second Half of Life

When I got to be a certain age, my relationship to worship music changed. Up to a certain point I enjoyed things that had a good melody and were fun to sing, that my kids enjoyed — and if I … Continue reading

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Youtubing: Two Approaches to Violin

Here is a lovely performance by one of my very favorite bluegrass bands, The Nashville Bluegrass Band. This is “Gospel Plow”, from their wonderful album, To Be His Child. Mike Compton doesn’t usually sing lead, but here he does. Stuart … Continue reading

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In Which I am Serenaded

by a handsome young man! Sometimes the teen years are so tough–in the sense of being awkward, full of growing pains–you just wish you could fast forward. And sometimes they are so sweet, you kick yourself for not relaxing and … Continue reading

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Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers has a new album coming out next week. Not the easiest-to-listen-to material in the world but challenging, interesting and beautiful in many places. As mentioned earlier, I’ve been working on their website this week, picking up where the … Continue reading

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Last Night at the Ryman

It was quite a night. Here’s a review And that reviewer’s photos I didn’t have the foresight to have put fresh batteries in my camera. I put old ones in, instead. And throughout much of the concert they were semi-enforcing … Continue reading

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So You Want to Sing The Messiah!

Here are a couple of neat resources if you don’t have a piano. Hear your part played on a “piano” at a nice easy pace. Hear your part sung by synthesizer (or, possibly, chipmunks) In some cases the tempo seems … Continue reading

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New Music From Alison Krauss — Raising Sand

I’ve been hearing ripples of publicity about an album of duets between Alison Krauss and Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin fame, Mom <wink>). Someone on another site posted a link to the official album website where you can hear the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get Prokofiev

We attended a piano/violin concert this afternoon and I’m truly thankful for the opportunity — in our small town — to go and hear such accomplished musicians play their fingers off to a small crowd. It was a remarkable performance … Continue reading

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Faure, Franck and Saint-Saens

Last Saturday afternoon Sue Jean Park and Matt Mazzoni gave a wonderful concert. We are so blessed to have musicians of their calibre to listen to for free on a Saturday afternoon. I’m hoping I may be able to get … Continue reading

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Soundtrack of my Life Meme

I was tagged by Kayray to share the tunes randomly shuffled up by my Itunes to play in the background of the following scenes of my life: Opening Credits: Forked Deer – Berline, Crary & Hickman: Chambergrass First Day of … Continue reading

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House Concert

We arrived at the house concert, our hostess asked her son to take our jackets and pointed out the wine and sandwiches and cheese, and after we’d elbowed our way through university students to get a glass of wine, she … Continue reading

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